Their secret's out...... but their's isn't
Thursday, February 28, 2013 11:24:31 AM
So shattered was I, had to stop and pick up something for myself.
I mean really who can you trust these days beside yourself???
Well on to the travels.
The Pharr Indian Mounds that I mentioned in my last post were not a stunning
site. However, I was there at a time when there were no other people around
and that allowed me to sit in reverence in the presence of those past.
If one can still the voices of today, put aside the "priorities" of our modern
civilized lives and just be present in nature it is powerful the feeling these
sort of places bring.
The National Park Service and others did the archeological dig and study and then
created the massive field to make viewing easier. But as I sit and view these
mounds, I can almost smell the smoke of the cooking fires the women would have been
preparing meals over. And imagine the tribe gathered together after a long journey
to this sacred place. The idea that there have been people here since a time
just after the death of Christ is astonishing to me.
Our "American" history is so short compared to that of the native peoples.
I have just re-written this line three times, and finally gave up. You see I really
do not want to put my political feelings here. SO, I'll just leave it to say in a
question... Is our "civilized nation" really any more advanced than theirs?
Here's a shot of the story board that explains a little of this site.
Also, go back one post where I included a link to more information about this place.
I gotta go commit work (pardon the four-letter word) and hope to go camping/exploring this weekend.
Cheers, until next time.